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Was quoted out of context: Assam health minister on cancer remark

Facing flak over his remarks that life-threatening diseases were a result of past sins, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said he was quoted out of context and apologised to......

Cancer and accidents are 'divine justice' for our sins: Assam health minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he......

Assam voted BJP for development, identity protection: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Considered a key man behind Bharatiya Janata Party's grand show in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former Congress strongman and Tarun Gogoi-baiter, on Thursday said people of the state have voted......

Assam Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma to join BJP

Dissident Congress leader and former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced that he will join the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next few days and has met BJP president Amit Shah in......

'Cong won't win 15 seats in Assam polls if Gogoi remains CM'

Assam minister Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma who on Monday quit from the Tarun Gogoi cabinet said that he had been forced to take the step after the Congress leadership had repeatedly ignored the......

More GST cuts at next meeting

'At the end of the day, we want to see maximum items out and only few items remaining in the 28 per cent slab.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Another 5 to 6 items may come down to 18 per......

What's on the GST Council's agenda today?

The GST Council's agenda includes trimming the number of items in the 28 per cent slab by 75 per cent, easier compliance for assessees and small taxpayers, and a presentation on bringing real......

GST: Good news in offing for small taxpayers

Inter-state supply may come under GST composition The composition scheme for small taxpayers that offers easier compliance and a flat rate of tax looks set to be made more attractive as its ambit......

Why boycott calls against China, India's largest trade partner, will fail

Apart from cotton, copper, petroleum and industrial machinery, India does not export much to China. This means that India buys six times the merchandise it sells to China, points out Abhishek......

Assam becomes the first state to ratify GST

The GST Bill, seen as single biggest tax reform in a long time, needs to be ratified by at least 15 state legislatures before the President can notify the GST Council which will decide the new tax......

'India should aim double digit medals in 2020 Olympics'

IMAGE: Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu with their coach P Gopichand during an interactive session organised by FICCI Ladies organisation (FLO), in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal......

Sindhu on a string of narrow final losses

Playing in finals itself is a big thing, says Sindhu IMAGE: PV Sindhu said she was looking forward to the Asian Games. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Her frequent losses in the......

India's Srikanth is the new World No 1

IMAGE: India's Kidambi Srikanth. Photograph: Twitter Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday became the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the world number one ranking in the Badminton World Federation......

Sindhu, Marin star attractions at PBL auction

10 Olympic medallists and eight from the recently-concluded World Championships confirm for the Rs 6 crore league in December. World champion Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu, Carolina Marin,  PV......

Sports Shorts: Indian challenge ends in World chess

Gujrathi, Sethurman bow out IMAGE: S P Sethuraman. Photograph: Facebook Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and S P Sethuraman bowed out of the Chess World Cup after defeats against Ding Liren of......
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2 new dental colleges to function soon

GUWAHATI, May 21 - Two new dental colleges, with an intake capacity of 50 students each, will function from this academic year, Health Minister... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=may2218/at061
Sarma elected BAC vice-president

Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/sarma-elected-bac-vice-president-118051700777_1.html
BJP remains the side to beat in 2019

'Karti Chidambaram may be the beginning of a larger can of worms that the government has waited thus far to pop open,' says Vikram Johri. IMAGE:... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/bjp-remains-the-side-to-beat-in-2019/20180517.htm
GoM to seek opinion from Law Min, Food Min

A ministerial panel on imposing cess on sugar today decided to seek law ministry opinion on the legality of such a levy.The panel, chaired by Assam... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sugar-cess-under-gst-gom-to-seek-opinion-from-law-min-food-min-118051400857_1.html
Will Yeddyurappa be CM if BJP wins Karnataka?

Yeddyurappa lacks the Karnataka BJP's unqualified support and Shah knows that.Karnataka is Shah's test case, just as Madhya Pradesh was for his... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/will-yeddyurappa-be-cm-if-bjp-wins-karnataka/20180512.htm

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